Galleries | Art,
Kids | Family
THE VENTURA GEM SHOW—The 51st Annual Gem, Mineral, Lapidary & Fossil Show of the Ventura Gem & Mineral Society (VGMS) takes place March 2-3, 2013, at the
Ventura County Fairgrounds (10 AM - 5 PM, Saturday; 10 AM - 4 PM, Sunday). Admission is FREE!
This free show features over 50 displays of gems, minerals, fossils, and award-winning hand-crafted jewelry from private collections throughout southern California. On-going demonstrations will give visitors up-close looks at lapidary artists demonstrating their skills in person, including gemstone cutting and polishing, silversmithing, and colorful glass bead forging. Raffle prizes and silent auctions for rocks, minerals, and fossils, as well as a flea market, plant sale, and over 15 dealers selling all manner of minerals, jewelry, and fossils are part of the festivities. With a range of kids’ activities offering fun, educational prizes, this is a show the whole family can enjoy.